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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Nov 6, 2006 7:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 6-8-80 Folsom Field -helluva sleeper show- Jerry says so too

A great UJB-PITB-UJB opens the show- and it just gets better from there- and the sound quality of this aud is one of the best I have ever heard- Especially for Phil Clarity- you might even find it too bassy- but that would never be the case for me.

Which brings up an old and owrn but great topic as more people join our discussions.

What are your favorite sleeper shows? What fine gem of a show gets no mention but sticks out for you as truly great. I humbly submit this show

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 7, 2006 8:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-8-80 Folsom Field -helluva sleeper show- Jerry says so too

Hartford 10-15-84. I'm baffled that there are only 4 reviews for that show. there are many more but I immediately thought of that one

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 7, 2006 9:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-8-80 Folsom Field -helluva sleeper show- Jerry says so too

I gotta put in for 9-25-81, Lehigh Univ.

Maybe b/c there aren't pristine recordings available (or maybe there are and I don't know about it), but this is one of a fairly long list of stellar shows from what is an all around underrated year.

This show is looooooong, for one thing, and has one of the best overall first sets the band did in any era. The ROOSTER, BIRDSONG, CUMBERLAND, ALTHEA , MSN to close are all pretty top notch and then set 2 is a blazer.

One of top 3 Scarlet>Fires tho' I bet a lot of people would disagree...it's not w/out flaws (Jerry flubs 1st verse of Fire but what else is new?) but the Fire that follows is pure gold, with one of the best returns to coda anywhere. The jam from Scarlet INTO Fire takes off in about a million different directions--pauses--re-forms, hits peaks and valleys and peaks again, and lands on FIRE with a solid WHUMP of perfictude (if truthiness can be a word so can that). Oh, and The Scarlet itself is 5 stars.

Beyond that, you get a ripping Samson (not even a big fan, but this one makes me a believer), a a WHEEL of beauty, rocking SugarMag, very soulful PETER, and a SSDD reprise sandwich.

Helluva show and quite overlooked, IMO.

(Oh, and at the risk of having everyone groan and roll their eyes in unison aT this, I beg you all to listen again to the underrated-only-b/c-I-Think_it's-#1 of aLL-times....)

10-29-77



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Poster: deadmax Date: Nov 7, 2006 9:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-8-80 Folsom Field -helluva sleeper show- Jerry says so too

OK. 81 is definitely an overlooked year (as 79 used to be before Jonathan Aiken came along) and I forgot that LeHigh is one of the standouts from that year! I have that tape somewhere but I don't know if I have digi. Man! Good Call.

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Poster: Yankee9 Date: Nov 6, 2006 9:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-8-80 Folsom Field -helluva sleeper show- Jerry says so too

Check out 6/24/83. Great show from start to finish. I've never heard a SBD but the AUD is really nice quality.

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Poster: The Bopper Date: Nov 7, 2006 1:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-8-80 Folsom Field -helluva sleeper show- Jerry says so too

I love these posts. Thanks for the tips guys. I'm listening to 6/8 now. Funny how John Scher or whoever was introducing them says something like "guess this is the start of the next 15 years." PG, I've already listened to a bunch of your favs including 7/14 a few times now. Love it. Speaking of Brent and scat, I know there is a Stranger out there from the 80's, maybe '84,where Brent scats over Jerry's big run up riff in Stranger. Anyone?

Normally I'll drop 8/21/83 here but I always mention that one. Two more that don't seem to get much press are 9/24/83 and 4/14/84

9/24 - Features the final electric Deep Elem Blues, pre-drums Truckin (rare placement during this time) with some big bombs and and post space UJB. And another monster China/Rider. IMO, between summer '82 and fall '83 is when this combo peaked - always fast and furious. One of the reviewers says that, "they are smoking out of the gate." I couldn't agree more. Was anyone at this show? http://www.archive.org/details/gd83-09-24.neumann.wiley.9200.sbeok.shnf

And then 4/14/84 - Please listen to the Stranger, Let it grow or the dew for validation. Blah..blah...blah...it's just another great show that you don't hear much about. After the playin>Terrapin jerry tries to do a playin reprise before saying "F'it," and bolting. http://www.archive.org/details/gd84-04-14.neumann.pj.1562.sbeok.shnf

Anyone else think that Oprah's picks were going to be more about unearthin' some hidden gems?

This post was modified by The Bopper on 2006-11-07 09:22:15

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Poster: not_a_typical_daydream Date: Nov 7, 2006 6:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-8-80 Folsom Field -helluva sleeper show- Jerry says so too

I really enjoy this forum, where else can you wake up and read someone's fine positive opinion on a show and be listening to a wonderful Terrapin while having coffee in the morning. Thanks for the 4/14/84 link, so far this 2nd set is exactly how I wanted to start my day. Hang loose.

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Poster: deadmax Date: Nov 7, 2006 6:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-8-80 Folsom Field -helluva sleeper show- Jerry says so too

I don't know what you guys think but I've been listening to 6-25-78 and it's AWSOME! The energy is amazing and the playing is pristine. They really raise the roof on this one. There are only about 5 reviews but all of them are glowing. I just picked it out this week-end from "the list" and about had a heart attack. Listen and let me know.

(an aside) - i hope this isn't a show that everyone knows about and i am the absolute last fool to hear it. that would be really embarassing :P


Hey, I also agree with Lewiston Me. I have always enjoyed that show. Didn't think of it as a sleeper though, I thought everyone loved it.

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Poster: mcglone Date: Nov 7, 2006 7:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-8-80 Folsom Field -helluva sleeper show- Jerry says so too

Hey, I also agree with Lewiston Me. I have always enjoyed that show. Didn't think of it as a sleeper though, I thought everyone loved it.

i'm a relative newbie to it. better late, than never : )

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Poster: ducats Date: Nov 7, 2006 7:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-8-80 Folsom Field -helluva sleeper show- Jerry says so too

Glens Falls,NY early (81?) 80's. "Has anyone ever been late for a rockin roll show"

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Poster: darazn1 Date: Nov 7, 2006 7:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-8-80 Folsom Field -helluva sleeper show- Jerry says so too

4/14/82 Glen Falls. Bob is terrible drunk, hick-ups in his vocals and eveything. Still turns in a remarkable performance, culminating in a first rate exploration of Playin' in the Band.

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Poster: deadmax Date: Nov 7, 2006 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-8-80 Folsom Field -helluva sleeper show- Jerry says so too

4-14-84 has always been one of my MOST favorite shows. It helps that I was there but I listen to it again and again for all the really fine playing.

Great call. (IMHO :|)

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Poster: mcglone Date: Nov 7, 2006 4:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-8-80 Folsom Field -helluva sleeper show- Jerry says so too

hi liam,

my first thought immediately jumped to 6-21-80, but, it's hardly a sleeper anymore. second, 9-6-80 lewiston, maine.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-09-06.sbd_aud.miller.25560.sbeok.shnf

and finally, for the scarlet>fire connoisseur, 10-8-81 copenhagen, denmark.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-10-08.sbd.macdonald.7918.sbeok.shnf


ian

This post was modified by mcglone on 2006-11-07 12:12:41

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 6, 2006 9:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-8-80 Folsom Field -helluva sleeper show- Jerry says so too

Liam! Thanks for the pointer man. F'ing awesome...

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Poster: wineland Date: Nov 6, 2006 8:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-8-80 Folsom Field -helluva sleeper show- Jerry says so too

Liam - I don't think I've ever heard 6.8.80. Looked at the setlist and it looks like a barn burner.

I guess I'll have to go with the current amazement. Been in my deck for a couple weeks now. 4.2.73 @ the Boston Garden. Check it out. An amazing Hear Comes Sunshine with capital E extended jam.

Do you have a copy of 6.8.80? Be willing to trade for 4.2.73? Streaming 6.8.80 now and loving the groove they were in that night.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Nov 7, 2006 12:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-8-80 Folsom Field -helluva sleeper show- Jerry says so too

Liam,

Love the 6-8-80 show, I hitched from Vermont to see those shows and the UJB>Playin>UJB is the absolute best opening I ever saw, just awesome!!

A couple of my underrated, sleeper, gems are:

5-8-80, One of my Favorite UJB's of all time, great Prophet > Eyes, AwesomeTruckin into one of the sweetest rawest Stella Blues of all time. It also has a top 1st set with one of the great Ramble On Roses, a High Time, an excellent Lazy Lightning> Supplication, and a great FOTD. this is an all around excellent show.

And 7-14-81, a rare 13 song 1st set, featuring Cold Rain, Big RR, Bird Song, to Lay Me Down and ending with Lost Sailor>St>Don't Ease. Set 2 is even better, The slowest funkiest Shakedown I have heard, A rare 2nd set High Time and then the Jam starts with a nice Truckin. At the end of Trucking the rest of the band stops playing and lets Jerry do a really raw 45 second solo that morphs into an epic Eyes. After Drums the Jam is sweet and raging, TOO > Wharf > Good Love with a Miracle tease thrown in (luckily they had the good sense to pass this opportunity to play it). This is one of my favorite shows and one that few people seem to have.

Also I just read your review of 9-2-85 and you did indeed hear scat during Minglewood, but it was Brent, Not Bobby. he was scatting to his keyboard licks, it is a great moment.



This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2006-11-07 08:25:47

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Poster: deadmax Date: Nov 7, 2006 9:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-8-80 Folsom Field -helluva sleeper show- Jerry says so too

11-29-81 Pittsburgh. Great long show with lots 'o tunes and a great Shakedown IMHO. The jam out of He's gone is really nice. A good trick and then back to HG.

Check this one out.

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Poster: countmlbjam Date: Nov 8, 2006 9:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-8-80 Folsom Field -helluva sleeper show- Jerry says so too

Here are a few sleepers I love

12-13-80, love the s>f and the rest is hot as well.
8-10-82, my favorite from this year
5-10-91, a great 90s show
7-18-72, maybe not a sleeper, but many other 72s are mentioned instead. Here are just a few.
4-16-84, I had to mention this one.